Provide care for Mary, a patient brought to the emergency department due to increasing shortness of breath over the past 3 to 4 days.
The National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) is a series of interactive case-based modules that encourage confident and rational prescribing. The modules follow a stepwise approach as outlined in the WHO's Guide to Good Prescribing.
In this module you will provide care for Mary, a patient brought to the emergency department due to increasing shortness of breath over the past 3 to 4 days.
- Identify two therapeutic goals in treating patients with an acute exacerbation of COPD.
- Select medicines to add to your personal formulary that are used in the management of acute exacerbations of COPD.
- Complete all the details on a patient's medication chart so that the medicines which you have prescribed can be administered to the patient in the way that you intended.
- Select suitable parameters to monitor a patient’s response to treatment during an acute exacerbation and the longer term course of COPD.